Carshare scheme frees up 35 miles of parking space in Australia

“We estimate that we’ve freed up more than 55km [35 miles] of parking space in Australia to date through the service, which is clearly having a profound impact on congestion and the flow of traffic in the inner city,” says Passaportis. “For each car shared through the service, up to 10 other privately held cars are removed from the roads.” “We’ve seen local government in Australia re-commit to carsharing by reviewing and updating their policies over the last 18 months. The City of Melbourne, for example, is now targeting that 30% of households will carshare by 2021. Interestingly, 15% of Sydney’s population that has a driver’s license is a member of a carshare scheme.”